Small Group of Passionate Students Revives Literary Magazine
Olivia Footer ’12
Layout and Features Editor
Like the budding new club’s motto, secretary Hannah Feeney ’12 explains the principle behind the resurrection of the school’s literary magazine,Red Ink: “We’re not about being artists, we’re about being creators.” Indeed, the small group of students, of which I am one, huddled in a quiet English classroom around a bag of popcorn is not the school’s typical club. Our ideals are rooted in a goal to provide students with an alternate outlet for creativity.
“There is definitely an untapped creative community at Wellesley and as a club, we really wanted to give these people in search a way to be creative, a place to display their talents,” says web manager Andrew Rindlaub ’12.
The magazine will be published in the spring and will be distributed in school and throughout Wellesley.
Right now, the club is in its organizational phase, establishing both the club and the magazine’s guidelines. We are beginning to collect submissions ranging from poetry and photography to prose and short stories. Rindlaub is underway creating the magazine’s website, where submissions will be published more frequently and the club will be able to share students’ music and videos. We are also hoping to collaborate with various other clubs and groups throughout the school, including the Writing Society and the Debate Team.
The club’s faculty advisor, Courtney Cook is as enthusiastic as the students around her. “I’m really excited about working with a small group and encouraging students to flex their creative muscles” says Cook.
We welcome any questions or submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.